Patchouli (Pogostemon Patchouli)

Woody, camphorated, green, earthy, moss, mildew.

Source

Patchouli is a plant originally from Indonesia and Malaysia. The essence is distilled in Indonesia,China and India.

Extraction Method

Patchouli essence is obtained through steam distillation of the dried leaves of the plant, which possesses a firm, hairy stem, large, fragrant, downy leaves and white violet-dappled flowers.

Use

Patchouli is used in the composition of chypre, woody and oriental perfumes. Patchouli essence has been widely used as an aromatic agent in breath-freshener sweets. Its slightly soapy scent is no longer in vogue in Europe and the United States, but is still popular in Asia and Latin America.

History

Derived from the Tamil words 'patch' (green) and 'ilai' (leaf). The dried leaf is a moth repellent. First imported into England in the mid-19th century, it became a basic constituents of aromatic sachets, potpourris and perfumes during the Victorian period. Medicinal properties The herb is used in Asia as a treatment against colds, headaches, nausea and stomach pains. In Japan and Malaysia, it is used as an antidote for poisonous snake bites. Its odor helps achieve mental balance and has a beneficial effect on emotional sensitivity.

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